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by rbrunner
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 16413

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

redflyer wrote:
aviationjunky wrote:
The article says the A330 series is the most-flown widebody aircraft in the world. Is that true?

Most-flown in what regard? Number of aircraft in use; number of passengers flown?

rbrunner wrote:
Do we know at what time she is supposed to take to the skies?


Broadcast starts at 10:00 AM CET.

Thank you, redflyer.

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by rbrunner
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330neo first flight on Oct 19th
Replies: 77
Views: 16413

Re: A330 neo first flight tomorrow Oct 19th

Do we know at what time she is supposed to take to the skies?

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Thunderboltdrgn wrote:
Kadish wrote:
Maybe the fact of having a longer runway in MAD helps too although is not at sea level like LIS


Lisbon airport is actually located at an elevation of 114m above sea level.

http://www.gcmap.com/airport/LIS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Airport


Yes. That is practically sea level.

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by rbrunner
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10767

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. Problem is it looks more and more like Airbus will not make them. This whole topic seems pointless. TAP is a survivor - one of the few mid-size European carriers from the 1950s to still be around. For their size and network, ...

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by rbrunner
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10767

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

I mean long haul routes, obviously...

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by rbrunner
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement
Replies: 67
Views: 10767

Re: Tap Portugal eyes potential A340 replacement

If TAP needs range sometime in the future, they could add a few A330-800. As far as I am aware, all TAP routes are presently flown by either A343 or A332, and more recently, by the A333 they recently took over from Singapore Airlines. Whether the longer routes had weight penalties I don't know, but...

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by rbrunner
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

When are further deliveries to LX going to happen?

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by rbrunner
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s
Replies: 205
Views: 48763

Re: Hi Fly to add second hand A380s

airbazar wrote:
HiFly does a lot of troop charters for different nations. I can see how a high density A380 could be good for that kind of business.

I tend to agree. They must have done their homework. It'll be nice to see CS- registered A380s.

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by rbrunner
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300
Replies: 21
Views: 11686

Re: Iberia to retire their last active A340-300

This truly means the end of an era. I still remember all the discussions about the lack of PTV onboard IB and LH longhaul planes :lol: Also, it is sad to see another airline abandoning the 343 but the future is waiting. Seeing how few 343s are only left, I'm super happy that my upcoming TAP flight ...

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by rbrunner
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 6157

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Can someone briefly explain the difference between an Avro RJ and a BAe-146? Basically the same aircraft, but the newer models are called Avro RJ85, 100, etc, according to the length/capacity. A bit like the DC9s, which later became the MD80s, sometimes also called the DC9-80, 81, etc. (after the m...

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by rbrunner
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 11422

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

They need to improve their service they are horrible . flew with them from lisbon to vienna they offered a snack service but we had to line all the way to the back to actually get it flight attendants won't service they are extremely rude with a lot of attitude You were clearly unlucky. I fly TAP o...

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by rbrunner
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal's Future
Replies: 53
Views: 11422

Re: TAP Portugal's Future

But in seriousness, I think their strategy of a "low cost full service carrier" is a good one and so far seems to be doing good for them. Their widebody fleet needs urgent replacing, which they're doing, and the premium cabins on their shorthaul also need a refurb (seriously, their E190s ...

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by rbrunner
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing
Replies: 62
Views: 10736

Re: 2 Fatalities on a Beach Due to Emergency Landing

The pilot did report to ATC "Mayday, engine failure. We are going to land on the beach". ATC asked: "what beach are you going to land on?" to which the pilot replied: "Cova do Vapor". Another aircraft in the vicinity was asked to check it out. They reported that people ...

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by rbrunner
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 10624

Re: Last A340 operator

Nobody has mentioned TAP yet...

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by rbrunner
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249187

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

QR to refuse 4 A350-900s/ cancel the order?

Just appeard on aero.de

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by rbrunner
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249187

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

MSN119 (CX#17) is squawking its final registration (B-LRR). Should be flying home soon.

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by rbrunner
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188818

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

thepinkmachine wrote:
LoganTheBogan wrote:
Is the A330neo using the same cockpit as the 330 or will it be the same as the A350?


Identical as the 330

The A330 cockpit layout has been updated over the years. The neo's cockpit is not as "modern" as the A350 cockpit, but it's nevertheless very modern. Cheers.

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by rbrunner
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries
Replies: 80
Views: 22056

Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Nice to read. Thanks for sharing.

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Yes, so did I, mate. In another thread. Don't like it, but that's very subjective...

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

What happened to HB-JCA? The last flight was on 10th June, according to flightradar24. Has she gone tech? Does anybody know?

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by rbrunner
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 10394

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

I'm pretty damn sure anyone in the audience listening to a musician cannot tell the sound quality between a violin that costs tens of thousands of dollars from one that costs a few thousand dollars. You're so wrong... Why do top soloists play on Stradivarius/Guarneri violins that sell for millions ...

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June
Replies: 45
Views: 6047

Re: Edelweiss Air inaugural ZRH-SAN on Friday 9 June

Edelweiss is fully owned by Swiss, who in their turn belong to the Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which is the mothership of LH,OS,SN, 4U, EW etc. It's soooooo simple......;) ;) More seriously, basically Swiss is codesharing on the Edelweiss flights, nothing more nothing less. Happens all the time Sorry, n...

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin
Replies: 68
Views: 10394

Re: United tries to force musician to check 17th century violin

A 300 year old Stradivarius/Amati/Guarneri costs more than a airworthy used B777 assuming someone ready to sell one

Absolutely. And one wouldn't want an instrument like that being handled like "luggage".

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by rbrunner
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Myanmar air force Shaanxi Y-8 with 116 soldiers and crew on board went missing over the country
Replies: 8
Views: 1481

Re: Myanmar military plane carrying 116 missing

105 pax 11 crew, according to BBC news. Radio contact lost about 30 NM from Dawei.

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by rbrunner
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

I've just seen (and heard) HB-JCA on final approach to OPO. Very quiet indeed...

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by rbrunner
Fri May 26, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOC ordering 6 additional A/C from Airbus to be leased to TAP
Replies: 15
Views: 4707

Re: TAP ordering 6 new A/C from Airbus?

Someone83 wrote:
BOC ordered the aircraft, and will lease them to TAP

Yes, we know that. But is it a new order or is it part of the order we already knew about?

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by rbrunner
Fri May 12, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 406
Views: 76176

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

Could the fact that LX isn't flying the CS100 to LCY yet have something to do with it?

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by rbrunner
Thu May 11, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

There is something wrong here: Both Swiss and Baltic have been operating their CS100 and CS300 for some time by now. Have they been hiding problems with the engines? I've been following LX CS100 operations on a daily basis and the reliability, as well as the altitude they've been cruising at are bey...

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by rbrunner
Thu May 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades
Replies: 17
Views: 5798

Re: Bombardier: CSeries engines require upgrades

This is the NEO all over again. Hope it doesn't have to fly below 300 for the engines to work. Such a shame. I really love this plane and was hoping for its deliveries to ramp up quickly. Not soon apparently. Yesterday, the delivery flight of LX#8 cruised at FL410. Daily scheduled LX flights cruise...

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by rbrunner
Wed May 10, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Unless BBD can pick up their delivery pace I doubt we'll see any more orders. There is clearly a major production delay issue. Why would anybody order an aircraft that looks likely to be significantly delayed? As has already been much discussed in this thread, the problem is not with BBD. It's Prat...

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by rbrunner
Wed May 10, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

ka wrote:
rbrunner wrote:
Isn't HB-JBH going to fly home today? Does anyone know when she is due to leave Mirabel?


HB-JBH is on her way to ZRH as SWR5201.

Brgds,
Ka.

Thank you!

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by rbrunner
Tue May 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

Isn't HB-JBH going to fly home today? Does anyone know when she is due to leave Mirabel?

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by rbrunner
Tue May 09, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249187

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Wonder what's wrong with MSN93 (CX#14)...It's still sitting in TLS...

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by rbrunner
Tue May 09, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 406
Views: 76176

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

JulietteBravo wrote:
And to join the fleet: tomorrow the 8th CS100 HB-JBH
With 8/10 the CS100 fleet is near to be complete.

http://www.fliegerfaust.com/swiss-8th-cseries-delivery-tomorrow-msn-50017-cs100-2398459744.html

When is she due to leave Mirabel? What is the flight number going to be?

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by rbrunner
Tue May 09, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread 41
Replies: 406
Views: 76176

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread 41

why did HB-IJX leave already. It was by far not the oldest 320 in the fleet. Does the (technical) configuration have any differences as this is an ex LTU-bird whereas the other 320's are all SR or LX newbuilds? You're right. She is only 15 years old. Perhaps the lease expired, or expensive maintena...

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by rbrunner
Mon May 08, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 28015

Re: Airbus Mobile - Production/Delivery Thread

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/maga ... -line.html

Really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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KarelXWB wrote:
A nice walk through the assembly process:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/maga ... -line.html

Really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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by rbrunner
Fri May 05, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 187
Views: 39627

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

The first three are MSN115, 135 and 149.

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by rbrunner
Wed May 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 674
Views: 188818

Re: A330 NEO Production And Delivery Thread Part 1

It is a matter of taste, but I think it looks cool...

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by rbrunner
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

It should't take long, since Swiss Avro pilots have been flying to LCY for many years, even though on a different aircraft type, I must admit, but they're LCY certified.

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by rbrunner
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 443
Views: 102170

Re: Alitalia Cash Flow

Does that make it more likely for AF/KLM to move in? Or for Virgin Atlantic to start up a feeder operation? Would Delta look again at a European subsidiary as was rumored in the past? I'm willing to bet they're spending lots and lots of money to have a solid contingency plan for that right now. If ...

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by rbrunner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying
Replies: 117
Views: 23722

Re: Spirit parking some A320neos due to PW1000G issues, outsourcing flying

...Certification mostly just covers safety, not in-service reliability. The FAA/EASA are just concerned about whether the engines are safe or not. It is Boeing/Airbus/PW/RR/GE/the airlines/etc problem if the engine is unreliable. The FAA/EASA are not there to ensure the plane works around the clock...

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by rbrunner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249187

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Is MSN107 still unpainted? If so I think this is the first time we will have seen an unpainted A350 take to the skies. You will see that more often since XFW is taking over some of the painting due to lack of capacity in TLS and spare capacity in XFWs A380 facilities That sounds very credible indee...

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by rbrunner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - Part 17
Replies: 3862
Views: 1249187

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

StTim wrote:
Is MSN107 still unpainted?

If so I think this is the first time we will have seen an unpainted A350 take to the skies.

That's right. And MSN109 is probably going to be the second.

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by rbrunner
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

IIRC, HB-JBG (LX#7) is going to fly to its new home today, is that right?

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by rbrunner
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

On the ground in Wichita.

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by rbrunner
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)
Replies: 1724
Views: 195265

Re: CSeries - Flight Testing And Production Thread (Part 2)

FTV2 took off fro JFK a few hours ago eastbound.

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by rbrunner
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2255
Views: 307120

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 7

What is the reason for this? To reduce engine strain? In spite of the fuel penalty? As far as I've seen on flightradar24, other airlines operating the neo fly at higher altitudes. Is the engine still not performing?

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by rbrunner
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large musical instruments on board?
Replies: 17
Views: 1114

Re: Large musical instruments on board?

This is a tricky issue for a musician. A fiddler travelling with a Stradivarius violin (min. US$ 4million) will not check it in as luggage. Now, a violin fits into the overhead bins, that's not a problem, but a Strad cello won't. So a ticket will be issued. What about a double bass? Yes, they are us...

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by rbrunner
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 26 crashed in South Sudan
Replies: 21
Views: 5012

Re: Fokker 50 crashed in South Sudan

aero.de are reporting 30 souls on board, 9 survivors.

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